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Supervalu/Lewis Grocery - Hammond East

Parent Companies:
Supervalu
EPA Facility ID:
100000172127
Other ID:
Facility DUNS:
0
Parent Company DUNS:
6961411

Location:

Address:
407 Pride Avenue
Hammond, LA 70401
County:
TANGIPAHOA
Lat / Long:
30.516, -90.424 (Get map)
Method:
Interpolation - Digital map source (TIGER)
Description:
Center of Facility
Horizonal accuracy:
m
Horizontal reference datum:
Source map scale:

Owner/Operator:

Name:
Supervalu/Lewis Grocery-HammondEast
Phone:
(504) 230-2300
Address:
407 Pride Avenue
Hammond, LA 70401
Foreign Address:

Person responsible for RMP implementation:

Name:
Myron W. Hall
Title:
Facility Maintenance Manager
Email:

Emergency contact:

Name:
Myron W. Hall
Title:
Facility Maintenance Manager
Phone:
(504) 230-2300
24-hour phone:
(888) 748-8781
Ext or PIN:
Email:

Other contacts:

Facility (or company) email:
Facility phone:
(504) 230-2300
Facility (or company) URL:

Safety:

Local Emergency Planning Committee:
Full-Time Equivalent Employees:
25
Covered by OSHA PSM:
Yes
EPCRA section 302:
Yes
CAA Title Air Operating Permit:
No
CAA Permit ID#:
OSHA Star/Merit Ranking
No
Last Safety Inspection Date:
Inspecting Agency:
Never had one
Using Predictive Filing:
No

Processes:

Unspecified process
RMP ID:
31062
CBI claimed:
No
Program Level:
3
NAICS:
General Line Grocery Wholesalers (42241)
Chemical name
CAS#
Quantity (lbs.)
CBI
Ammonia (anhydrous)
7664-41-7
12,000
No
Public OCA Chemical
0
No

RMP Preparer:

Name:
Address:

,
Foreign Address:

Phone:

Latest RMP Submission:

Date:
Sept. 14, 2000
Type:
First-time submission
Reason:
Registered:
Yes
RMP ID:
21894

Deregistration:

Date:
Effective Date:
Reason:
Other Reason:

2. Toxics: Worst-case

Some Risk Management Plan information is not provided in the available RMP data. You need to make an appointment at an EPA Reading Room In order to get access to details from the Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA) such as:

Instructions on how to make an EPA appointment can be found here.

Public OCA Chemical (in Unspecified process)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas
Model used:
EPA's RMP Guidance for Ammonia Refrigeration Reference Tables or Equations
Release duration (mins):
10.00
Wind speed (meters per sec):
1.5
Stability class:
F
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps

3. Toxics: Alternative release

Some Risk Management Plan information is not provided in the available RMP data. You need to make an appointment at an EPA Reading Room In order to get access to details from the Off-Site Consequence Analysis (OCA) such as:

Instructions on how to make an EPA appointment can be found here.

Public OCA Chemical (in Unspecified process)
CBI claimed:
No
Percent weight:
Physical state:
Gas
Model used:
EPA's RMP Guidance for Ammonia Refrigeration Reference Tables or Equations
Wind speed (meters per sec):
3.00
Stability class:
D
Topography:
Rural
Passive mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Dikes
  • Enclosures
  • Berms
  • Drains
  • Sumps
Active mitigation
considered:
  • None
not considered:
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Deluge systems
  • Water curtain
  • Neutralization
  • Excess flow valve
  • Flares
  • Scrubbers
  • Emergency shutdown

4. Flammables: Worst-case

None

5. Flammables: Alternative release

None

6. Five-year accident history

No Registered Accidents

7. Prevention: Program level 3

, General Line Grocery Wholesalers (42241)
Prevention Program ID:
17246
Safety Review Date
Jan. 13, 2000, since latest RMP submission
PHA Update Date
Feb. 1, 2000, since latest RMP submission
PHA Techniques
  • FMEA
Hazards Identified
  • Toxic release
  • Overpressurization
  • Overfilling
  • Equipment failure
Process Controls
  • Relief Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Manual Shutoffs
  • Automatic Shutoffs
  • Interlocks
  • Alarms
  • Grounding Equipment
  • Purge System
Mitigation Systems
  • Enclosure
Monitoring Systems
  • Process Area
Changes since PHA
  • None Recommended
Training Type
  • Classrom
  • On the Job
Competency Testing
  • Observation
Procedure Review Date
Feb. 16, 2000, since latest RMP submission
Training Review Date
Feb. 16, 2000, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Review Date
Feb. 16, 2000, since latest RMP submission
Maintenance Inspection Date
July 19, 2000, since latest RMP submission
Equipment Tested
Yes
Management of Change Most Recent Date
None
Management of Change Review Date
July 19, 2000
Pre-startup Review Date
None
Compliance Audit Date
None
Compliance Audit Change Completion Date
None
Incident Investigation Date
None
Incident Invest. Change Completion Date
None
Participation Plan Review Date
June 1, 2000
Hot Work Review Date
June 1, 2000
Contractor Safety Review Date
None, since latest RMP submission
Contractor Safety Eval. Date
None, since latest RMP submission

8. Prevention Program level 2

No Prevention Program level 2

9. Emergency response

Facility In Community Plan:
No
Facility Own Response Plan:
No
Specific Facility Response Plan:
No
Inform. Procedures in Response Plan:
No
Emergency Care in Response Plan:
No
Plan Review Date:
Response Training Date:
None
Local Response Agency:
Local Response Agency Phone:
(504) 542-3489
Subject To - OSHA EAP:
No
Subject To - OSHA HAZWOPER:
Yes
Subject To - CWA:
No
Subject To - RCRA:
No
Subject To - OPA:
No
Subject To - State EPCRA:
Yes
Subject To - Other:

Executive Summary

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Accidental release prevention and emergency response policies

Supervalu/Lewis Grocery - Hammond East is committed to both the safety of our employees and that of the surrounding public, including both human health and the environment. Safety is ensured through careful prevention measures and emergency planning. The intent of our Prevention Program is the minimization of all risks that could possibly lead to an accidental release. This program focuses primarily on the mechanical integrity of the process equipment and the training of its operators. The Emergency Response Plan focuses on minimizing the potential impacts of an accidental release. This is done by coordinating emergency actions with the Hammond Fire Department and ensuring that employees are trained on the proper response to an emergency situation.

2. The stationary source and regulated substances handled

Supervalu/Lewis Grocery - Hammond East is a wholesale grocery warehouse.
The regulated substance handled at this plant is ammonia. Ammonia is used as a refrigerant in the plant cooler and freezer system.
The maximum quantity of ammonia stored at this facility is 12,000 pounds.

3. The worst-case release scenario and the alternative release scenario, including administrative controls and mitigation measures to limit the distances for each reported scenario

Worst-Case Scenario: Failure of the high pressure receiver in the engine room when filled to the greatest amount allowed would release 1,500 pounds of ammonia. Company policy limits the maximum filling capacity of this vessel to 25%. It is assumed that the entire contents are released as vapor over a ten minute time span and are subjected to a wind speed of 1.5 m/s with a stability class of F. The distance to the toxic endpoint for the worst-case scenario is 0.7 miles
Alternative Scenario: The lifting of a pressure relief valve on the receiver in the engine room. Relief valves allow the escape of ammonia at a total
flow rate of 96 lbs/min. Weather conditions are assumed to be average values of 3 m/s wind speed and stability class D. The valves are assumed to be open 75% of the time during the release as the pressure builds and is relieved. The distance to this endpoint is 1,300 feet and extends beyond the facility boundary.

4. The general accidental release prevention program and the specific prevention steps

Supervalu/Lewis Grocery - Hammond East believes that the best way to prevent an accidental release is by being proactive in its approach to safety. This facility maintains information about the proper use of its equipment and the possible hazards. By following set operating procedures and maintenance routines, the process equipment within the facility will continue to operate in optimum condition. Additionally, the release prevention program is constantly being improved by sustained employee training and regular compliance audits. Compliance with all applicable state codes and regulations ensures the continued safety of SuperValu/Lewis Grocery - Hammond East.

5. Five-year accident history

In the last five years, the Supervalu/Lewis Grocery - Hammond East facility has not experienced a significant accidental ammonia release.

6. The emergency response program

A well planned emergency response program can make a tremendous difference in the potential off-site impacts of an accidental release. Swift, efficient actions can minimize the damage to both human population and the natural surroundings. To this end, Supervalu/Lewis Grocery - Hammond East has coordinated emergency response efforts with the Hammond Fire Department and has instructed employees on the proper actions to take in the event of an accidental release. Supervalu/Lewis Grocery - Hammond East maintains a well trained emergency response team and has a written emergency response plan which specifies the details of the actions that will be taken in the event of an accidental release.

7. Planned cha
nges to improve safety

There are no planned changes to improve safety at this time.